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The Pondo Hopper Wild Coast Hike

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Try to picture a Wild Coast hike and you’ll inevitably conjure up images of half-trodden cattle trails that meander through rural landscapes, precipitous coastlines and undulating hills. These are the scenes that have become synonymous with this incredible region, and they are what hundreds of adventures-seekers from […]

Hike the Siyaya Trail in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini is a pristine stretch of coastline known for its rich biodiversity, history and natural beauty. It’s situated at the mouth of the Mlalazi River which bends its way through the reserve and creates a beautiful centrepiece for this stunning region. The thickly […]

Bevan surveying one of the many incredible views from the Phuzamoya Trail.

3 Self-guided hikes in the Ithala Game Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Ithala Game Reserve is one of the only big-game national parks that allows visitors the unique opportunity to do self-guided hiking trails. This was something we took full advantage of during our Ultimate South African Road Trip, and something you should too. Highlights Visit a national park […]

The famous switchbacks that indicate the final stretch of the pass.

Summiting Sani Pass in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The famous Sani Pass that links South Africa with Lesotho is one of the few vehicle access routes onto the great uKhahlamba escarpment. The spectacular “Barrier of Spears” has always proved to be a challenge to negotiate. Despite recent improvements in the road condition, Sani Pass still […]

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Madonna and Child Falls hike in Hogsback

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. In a region known for its beautiful hiking trails, the Madonna and Child Falls hike in Hogsback is one of the best! Madonna and Child Falls hike highlights Complete immersion in one of South Africa’s pristine Afromontane forests. Cool, shady hiking conditions, even in the heat of the […]

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Hike to the Salt River Mouth in Nature’s Valley

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Nature’s Valley is a small coastal town surrounded by a big beach, big mountains, a big forest and a big river (the Grootrivier). It’s also the finish line for one of South Africa’s biggest hiking trails: the Otter Trail. With so much bigness around, it’s possible […]

Bevan crossing the uMkhuze river into the Fig Forest

Hike a 900-year-old Fig forest: Mkhuze Game Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. When last did you come across a living organism that is over 900-years old? We were amazed to discover that Africa’s last ancient, indigenous fig forest can be found in Mkhuze Game Reserve right on Durban’s doorstep. Highlights Discover a wild Sycamore Fig forest that is over […]

The red mountains of Golden Gate National Park

The Wodehouse Peak hiking trail

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Drakensberg is famous for its incredible hiking trails, and one hike that definitely deserves a mention is the Wodehouse Peak hiking trail in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Bonus: We’ve created a hiking checklist specifically for the Wodehouse Trail: Get the Wodehouse Trail Hiking […]

Morgan Bay evening on the beach

Clifftop sunsets and sunken treasure in Morgan Bay

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Eastern Cape coastline is well-known for its Wild Coast; a wild, undeveloped and rugged stretch from just north of East London right up to Port Edward and the border with KwaZulu-Natal. The Wild Coast includes such popular holiday destinations as Coffee Bay and Hole in the […]

Tugela falls at the top of the amphitheatre

The Sentinel Peak (chain ladders) hike

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Sentinel Peak is one of the icons of the northern section of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg. Standing at 3166 m, it stands guard at the western end of the famous Amphitheatre. It is also home to the Tugela Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world! Bonus: We’ve created […]

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Exploring the red mountains of the Golden Gate National Park

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Golden Gate National Park is home to some of the most incredible mountain and rock formations in the famous Drakensberg Mountain Range. This escarpment forms the dramatic border between the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho and the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces of South Africa. (Subscribe to our YouTube […]

Elephant on foot in the Kruger Park

Mtomeni Camp: Return to the Kruger Park

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Kruger Park is so much a feature of the Limpopo province that it was hard to avoid! After a great cultural visit at Lake Fundudzi, we found ourselves heading back to the bush. (Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for our latest travel videos!) Bonus: We’ve created dozens of […]

Bevan on walking safari in the Kruger National Parl

How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park

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‘How to make the most of your time in the Kruger National Park’ is sponsored by the great people at Africa Odyssey, who offer tailor-made safari and beach holidays to Africa. The Kruger National Park bridges the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces in north-eastern South Africa. Being the country’s largest unbroken wilderness area, this game reserve […]

Bevan at Lala Nek

Sun, snorkeling and sand roads in northern KwaZulu-Natal

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Bevan and I have just been fortunate enough to have spent some time in the Coastal Forest section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This area of the park includes the stretch of northern KwaZulu-Natal coastline between Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay near the Mozambique border. This is a […]

Sunset at Sodwana Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal

Bush Walks, 1,000 Year Old Trees and the Best Sunsets Ever in iSimangaliso

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Hi everyone. We left things off last time inside the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve. Since then, we’ve headed back into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and had a week characterised by extreme weather that changed just about every plan we had. Somehow though, things have a way of working themselves […]

Hiking in the Entumeni Nature Reserve

3 of our favourite forests in southern Zululand

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Barely two hours’ drive north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province lies Zululand and a veritable Eden of pristine forest habitats. Despite the development that has taken place locally, these forest patches have remained largely untouched and are home to some special bird, mammal and reptile species […]